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Capn_Birdseye
March 26th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Visiting NY in a few weeks, anyone recommend some decent eating places?
Some that have been mentioned to me include: Carmines, Little Frankie's, Tribeca Bar & Grill, Gotham Bar & Grill, Union Square Cafe - any comments about those or others would be appreciated. Thanks.

kliq6
March 26th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Visiting NY in a few weeks, anyone recommend some decent eating places?
Some that have been mentioned to me include: Carmines, Little Frankie's, Tribeca Bar & Grill, Gotham Bar & Grill, Union Square Cafe - any comments about those or others would be appreciated. Thanks.

Carmines is for people who dont know good Italian. Rest if list is okay

conezone
March 26th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Carmines is for people who dont know good Italian. Rest if list is okay

So whats good Italian then?

lofter1
March 26th, 2007, 11:42 PM
For a classic NYC Italian experience try John's (http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=restaurant+john%27s&near=New+York,+NY&radius=0.0&latlng=40714167,-74006389,13826130651026313950&sa=X&oi=local&ct=authority&cd=1) in the East Village at 302 E. 12th Street (been around since 1908)

For really good and not too expensive Italian-Italian try OTTO (http://www.ottopizzeria.com/) on 8th Street near Fifth Avenue (Mario Batali's place). They call it a pizzeria but there's lots more than pizza there.

Batali has another pricey place with excellent food in GV near Washington Square: BABBO (http://www.babbonyc.com/)

Schadenfrau
March 26th, 2007, 11:43 PM
I like Babbo for Italian. Kliq6 is correct- Carmine's is hideous.

Schadenfrau
March 26th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Jinx, Lofter.

lofter1
March 27th, 2007, 12:57 AM
You ^^ owe me a coke ;)

Anyone tried Batali's ESCA on 43rd / 9th?

Capn_Birdseye
March 27th, 2007, 04:31 AM
Thanks guys for your comments and suggestions. I guess I'll give Carmines a miss, I had heard it was good!!

shocka
March 28th, 2007, 02:32 PM
Here is my site with the places I have ate at

http://www.realityimpaired.net

I suggest Angelos for italian.

kliq6
March 28th, 2007, 02:44 PM
You ^^ owe me a coke ;)

Anyone tried Batali's ESCA on 43rd / 9th?

Good place, but his new one Del Posto is even better. Otto has some dahm good pizza as well with very non-Batali prices

lofter1
March 28th, 2007, 08:52 PM
I hear the Del Posto has fantastic food -- but that the atmosphere is, shall we say, stuffy. True?

Me loves OTTO :)

Schadenfrau
March 28th, 2007, 10:41 PM
I have to ask- Shocka, have you eaten much Italian in NYC? Angelo's is competent for a typical red-sauce-Italian-place-in-Little-Italy, but I don't know of anyone who actually goes to Little Italy to eat Italian food. I'm curious as to whether you had some incredible experience there or what.

Aussie22
March 29th, 2007, 06:04 AM
I'm from Sydney Australia can anyone tell me the truth, does the Italian mafia still take a commission from Italian Restaurants, or they don't exist anymore. I don't like much Italian food I carn't eat Spaggetti on Rice it doesn't go with me or my cultural people.

lofter1
March 29th, 2007, 11:01 AM
"Spaghetti on Rice" ???

Are you from Cleveland or something ?????????????

kliq6
March 29th, 2007, 11:13 AM
I hear the Del Posto has fantastic food -- but that the atmosphere is, shall we say, stuffy. True?

Me loves OTTO :)

Posto is great for a business diner, which is how i use it, Otto is great to take the kids and enjoy

Schadenfrau
March 29th, 2007, 11:22 AM
How exactly? It's pretty clear that I'm saying people who enjoy Italian food don't usually eat the crap in Little Italy.

kliq6
March 29th, 2007, 11:29 AM
I'm from Sydney Australia can anyone tell me the truth, does the Italian mafia still take a commission from Italian Restaurants, or they don't exist anymore. I don't like much Italian food I carn't eat Spaggetti on Rice it doesn't go with me or my cultural people.

This whole posting makes no sense

Schadenfrau
March 29th, 2007, 11:30 AM
That's because he's a troll.

conezone
April 26th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Anyone know anything about Il Corallo Trattoria on Prince Street? Is it a good place to take a date for dinner?

Schadenfrau
April 26th, 2007, 01:07 PM
It's dirt cheap, but it's certainly nothing impressive.

conezone
April 26th, 2007, 01:29 PM
It's dirt cheap, but it's certainly nothing impressive.

What about Basilica near Restaurant Row? I don't care if the place itself if impressive, just the food. :)

Schadenfrau
April 26th, 2007, 02:00 PM
What kind of date are you hoping this will be? The places you're mentioning are basically pizza parlors- the sort of place office workers get take-out lunch specials.

conezone
April 26th, 2007, 02:18 PM
What kind of date are you hoping this will be? The places you're mentioning are basically pizza parlors- the sort of place office workers get take-out lunch specials.

A place where you'd spend around $20 a person plus a bottle of wine. I've walked by Basilica. Its kind of a hole in the wall but I wouldn't say its a take-out/pizza plarlor place. What would you reccomend?

Schadenfrau
April 26th, 2007, 02:38 PM
I would suggest Otto, which, though a pizza parlor, is much better than the places you've mentioned.

TipsyMcStagger
April 27th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Chowhound.com (http://www.chowhound.com/boards/18) is the best site for restaurant recommendations.

Be as specified as you can in your request including neighborhoods, price range (with or w/o alcohol?), cuisine, lunch or dinner, etc. and you'll get an extensive array of responses.

Tipsy